The 8-15mm lens, Nikon’s first-ever zoom fisheye, is arguably the most interesting lens of the three. With weather resistant features, the ability to capture two different styles of fisheye images by using either end of the focal length will be sure to appeal to action and wildlife photographers. The minimum focal length of 0.16m will also help photographers to get in close to subjects and stretch perspectives even further. Plus, at 485g, the lens seems pretty lightweight for a fisheye design, too!
While the fisheye caters for sports photographers, the new Nikon 28mm f/1.4E ED (Nikon’s fastest-ever 28mm ED lens) is sure to catch the eye of travel, landscape and wedding photographers. A minimum focal distance of 0.28m could be combined with the large maximum aperture to produce stunning imagery using Nikon’s full-frame cameras. Like the fish-eye lens, the new 28mm boasts Nikon’s weather resistant features. Weighing in at 645g, the lens features a 9 rounded diaphragm design, which is sure to make for attractive bokeh.
Completing the release of new lenses is the only optic of the trio for Nikon’s crop sensor DX format cameras. The Nikkor 10-20mm/f.4.5-5.6G VR will be targeted at crop sensor landscape photographers, who will take advantage of the lens’ Vibration Reduction technology (VR) and minimum focusing distance of 0.22m. However, videographers could also make use of the 10-20mm lens thanks to the AF-P Stepping Motor, which aims to deliver smooth and silent autofocus that won’t be picked up on any audio you record.
The Nikkor 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED will be available immediately (June 15 in the UK) with a price-tag of $1,249/£1,299, while the AF-P DX Nikkor 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR (RRP $309/£329) and AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED ($1999/£2079) will come later in in June.